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NTSC Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Establish Cybersecurity Advisory Committee

Monday, June 22, 2020

ATLANTA, Ga. (June 22, 2020) - The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) supports the bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to establish the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee. This is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 1975 which was introduced by Representative John Katko (R-NY-24) in March 2019.

The Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2020 will establish an advisory committee of 35 cybersecurity professionals from across industries to provide the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidance on cybersecurity policy and rulemaking.

“As the sole association representing the Chief Information Security Officer, the NTSC applauds Senators Perdue and Sinema for their leadership to establish this advisory committee to advise the Director of CISA,” said NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul. “Senators Perdue and Sinema continue to prioritize the strengthening of our national cybersecurity while improving the dialogue between the public and private sectors.”

“Our adversaries are getting smarter and more sophisticated every day, and we have to be ready to respond at any moment,” said Senator David Perdue, a member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity. “This advisory committee will provide critical insight into the cyber threat environment and develop best practices for deterrence and detection. Georgia has become a global leader in cybersecurity training, research, and innovation. At Fort Gordon, partnerships between academia, business, and the military have been extremely effective, and we can replicate that collaboration on the federal level.

Senator Perdue continued, “The Georgia-based National Technology Security Coalition has been a great partner in this effort. Working together, we can stay one step ahead of cyber attacks.”

“Arizona leads the way in innovation, and establishing a cybersecurity advisory committee will keep everyday Americans safe from cyber-attacks so we can continue to innovate and thrive,” said Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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Senator David Perdue (R-GA) press release on the legislation.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) press release on the legislation.

National Technology Security Coalition press release on the introduction of H.R. 1975, Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2019.

About the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)

The National Technology Security Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as the preeminent advocacy voice for the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) across the nation. Through dialogue, education, and government relations, we unite both public and private sector stakeholders around policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.

Contact

Patrick Gaul, Executive Director
(404) 457-4329
Patrick@NTSC.org